Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a federal government wants -- the federal government wants to shut down harbor -- >>> a crippled cruise liner finally made it to port tonight. the carnival ship triumph docked about three hours ago in mobile alabama and passengers are disembarking. i imagine they're pretty happy. >> absolutely. you know this ship was inching in through this channel, it took several hours. but when you could final see it. when this passenger could see this dock they absolutely erupted in celebration. so did the people on the ground here on the dock. several of the passengers family members came to greet them and so did carnival's ceo jerry cayhill and he said he was going to get on that boat before anyone left and apologize to those passengers for what happened. >> reporter: cheers erupted at the carnival triumph when it reached port. >> it was an incredible excellent crew. >> reporter: passengers have detailed wretched conditions after a fire knocked out system and left the triumph adrift. >> the smell has accumulated. i mean it's horrid. >> reporter: on shore, carnival h
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> reporter: the region's govern estimates the damage to be in the neighborhood of $33 million, but promises all residents that all the windows bron outland released in next week. in los angeles adam housley, fox news. >>> a san francisco tradition is on the federal budget chopping block. according to the san francisco chronicle the blue angels and possibly fleet week may be canceled if automatic spending cuts known as sequestration are plimpted march implemented march 1st. an e-mail last month warning funds would be slashed for the blue angels if those cuts bring in. >>> authorities cited three restaurants in and around sonoma during an alcohol stung. roundtable pizza, hot monk tavern and pizzeria capri were all cited for selling to be able underaged minor decoys. they are all forwarded to the alcoholic beverage control for allegessed violations. >>> the marin reports that crews are using pile drivers to begin construction on the 136,000 store. the noisy portion of this process is expected to be completed this month. a target spokeswoman says the construction timeline is on track w
Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the state of the union starts at 6 p.m. following ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. then at 7:30 we'll break down the president's speech and gop response with our political analyst. >>> temperatures are trending upward, but how high will they climb tomorrow? >> robbers hold up a local bank, the latest on the standoff. >> a heated meeting in the south bay, in just 90 seconds the reported death threat against a local businessman and the debate over his controversial gun shop. >>> a heated meeting just wrapped
Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
mail service. one watchdog group says the government shouldn't pay to fly its executives into town. >> they need to be concerned about the objects of this and be concerned about you know ratcheting back on what is considered some of their more luxurious activities. >> reporter: organizers of the national postal forum say the event is designed to inform businesses offered by the postal service. it's targeted thousands of small businesses here in the bay area and it expects to generate millions of the dollars of new revenue. in san francisco, eric rasmussen, ktvu news. >>> showers in the forecast tonight. not a lot of rain in most snow levels. showers out toward modesto. we've had reports of light sprinkles showing up along the peninsula and along the coast. computer model then for tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. some showers, 9:00 a.m. showers moving into oakland now. that's the kind of later morning commute. and then you get to 10:00, this is kind of wet here the 10:00 period from 10:00 to 11:00 then into the south bay. without rain with the new rain in the roadways it's going to be ve
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
usually men in their homes. >>> in venezuela, the government released the first pictures of president chavez. hugo sanchez is seen smiling with his daughters next to him. the pictures were taken in cuba where he's recovering from surgery and complications. >>> for the first time a new study by gallop maps out where gays and lesbians live. washington, d.c. came in with 10% with those asked saying they were gay, lesbian and gay. california hat 4%. oregon and vermont had 5%. north dakota had the lowest at 1.7%. >>> chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the return of rain. he's back with his complete forecast at 10:45. >>> up first we'll take you to scottsdale for spring training. how fans are showing their love for the giants. >>> spring is in the air in scottsdale arizona where the world champion san francisco giants are set to hold their first full squad work out tomorrow. ktvu's fred inglis is already there and tells us so are many giant fans. >> reporter: it's difficult to look ahead when scottdale stadium reminds you so much of the past. >> it's just a great sport. it's so muc
Feb 10, 2013 11:30pm PST
. tonight the government says islamic mil -- militants are believed to be responsible. >>> and in italy it was the battle of the oranges, the orange throwing fest is part of an ancient six day carnival that commemorate it is city's defiance against a 12th century tyrant who tried to rape a commoner on eve of her wedding. well the woman ended up decapitating that ruler and the oranges, a symbol of his head. >>> the monks encouraged those gathered to try to remember the powerrer of mindfulness, to nourish the seeds of compassion. >>> in melbourne australia thousands took part of the celebration. it's the year of the water snake. this year is also the year of the black snake, a year that some say can bring unexpected changes. that is why some warn it's important to make careful plans and be cautious throughout this year. >>> a warning for bay area drivers tonight, the road work happening right now on a major freeway. >>> plus preparing for the worse. the reason why helicopters, ambulances and the military descended on one east bay city. >>> mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good.
Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in wide growth. >> reporter: president obama says his main priority is growing the economy. in the audience apple ceo kim cook. the president called on congress to revent billions of the dollars in cuts scheduled to take place on march 1st. with jobs, services and the nation on the line, residents turn out to protest. >> it hurt -- hurts me deeply when they have to play politics with the nation's lives. >>> the president announced 34,000 troops will withdraw from afghanistan by this time next year. that puts the u.s. on track to end the war by the end of 2014. reporting live in washington, jaqueline fell, ktvu news. >>> the republicans chose marco rubio. he is considered the new face of the party with latino backgrounds and humble beginnings. >> it isn't bestowed on us from washington it comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business. >> reporter: rubio criticized the president's plan for tax increases suggesting big government only hurts business.